Mr. Paul Detch is still trying to define the Republican Party but needs a trip to the clue factory.
I am grateful to be living in West Virginia where the protests have been peaceful and respectful to the police versus the violence happening in other parts of the United States. Nevertheless, the burning, looting, and destroying in the name of racial justice does merits concern for the safety of friends and loved ones who do live in those communities. These concerns are very real and do not equal Republican boogie issues as described by Mr. Detch.
Empathy doesn’t mean throwing out money that does nothing to help nations and communities that was sent for that purpose. The United States was providing about $130 million to Guatemala, $98 million to Honduras, $60 million to El Salvador in humanitarian aid. People from these countries are making dangerous treks to cross the United States border for even more tax supported assistance. If the humanitarian aid was being used the way it was intended, Central Americans who simply want the American Dream can come in safely and legally at the various ports of entry without jumping ahead of the others waiting in line to come in the right way.
The children in cages is a liberal boogie issue. People who cross the border without authorization are placed in detention centers until they can be vetted and their legal status determined. There are some who come in with intentions of unlawful activities including drug and human trafficking. Adults and children are sometimes separated until it can be determined that the children are with families and not victims of human trafficking.
Cities like Baltimore get billions in federal aid yet still have a violent crime rate high above the national level along with the high poverty rate. Where does the money go? I notice that the community gardens and urban chicken coops in Baltimore had to be padlocked or be vandalized. When individuals sabotage the rest of the community to improve itself, that’s a problem. This is a problem that tearing down a statue of Frances Scott Key isn’t going to solve.
I remember visiting the DC Dream Center in Washington, DC. The local clergy in that community partner to provide mentoring and tutoring for vulnerable youth along with other services for the families to set them off to a better path. It is better that people find their own solutions among themselves instead of relying on the government to fix everything. Personal Responsibility is a Republican Value.
The problem with “Trickle Up Economics” is that the working class take it in the shorts while the people above and below them get a free ride. Many retailers have a tendency to hire part-time which means the working class can’t get ahead. Meanwhile, the non-working – don’t wanna work poor come into the store to buy cartloads of EBT supported red meat, junk food and Mountain Dew that the working class can’t afford. There needs to be a strong economic base for the middle class to work out of. If this happens, the working class might be able to live better and the non-working – don’t wanna work poor can get their booties into the workforce.
Most Republicans realize that the Covid-19 Virus is real but have concerns about government overreach that shuts the economy down. Families still have to provide food, shelter, and pay bills. Government dependency isn’t forever. The essential workers can’t keep footing the bill.
Love and Light,
White Sulphur Springs